For more than 20 years, GotCarWash.com has been providing unlimited car washes to customers nationwide through its innovative membership program. Online clients simply browse a list of locations—more than 90 in California alone—and sign up for unlimited cleanings at the most accessible one. But regardless of which location they choose, they can rest assured that their car will be bathed by professionals wielding only the highest quality cleaning products on the market. The teams strip away grime with biodegradable shampoos and cleansers, as well as top-notch formulas like a special closed-cell Envirosoft Foam, a cleansing foam designed not to scratch exteriors. The cleansing arsenal also includes products like ArmorAll Professional—which the crews have dubbed the "Cadillac of chemicals"—and Rain-X, both of which work to protect the car's finish from harsh environmental factors and any birds that decide to hold tap dance practice on its hood.
This little girl looks like a butterfly landed on her face, and this is only part of the reason why she's smiling so brightly. A face-painting brigade is visiting Play Town, decorating visages with intricate designs before sending kids down the tube slide.
Play Town is no ordinary indoor playground.
Sure, sock-footed kids age six and under can tight rope across a balance beam, scamper up a ramp to a network of tube slides, or play real-estate agent in a cottage playhouse but Play Town also enhances their playtime with a calendar of events that includes visits from face painters, cartoon characters, and princesses. Kids can also take movement classes or spend a few hours making crafts, while infants and toddlers play with soft blocks and parents take advantage of free wireless internet access.
Artist AJ Whitney powers his tattoo machine with five years of inking experience and a passion for his craft. From his imagination and from photographs supplied by his clients, Whitney has adorned bodies with crisp scrollwork, colorful depictions of animals, and personal symbols of faith.
Revelations Tattoo's clean and welcoming environment dispels perceptions of thuggish tattoo culture, with its sarcastic longshoremen and rebellious warlocks. Whitney embellishes arms, legs, and backs with an emphasis on safety and hygiene, opening a new set of disposable tubes and needles in front of every client.
Motorists can treat their hacking and wheezing motorcar to a trio of oil changes at eOilChange.com's participating auto shops. During each 30-minute service, skilled technicians replace used motor oil with up to 6 quarts of standard engine juice and install a new oil filter to ensure vehicles' veins pump clean, contaminant-free oil. Most autos are welcome, save trucks that weigh more than one ton, and all three services must be performed on the same vehicle. Drivers have 365 days to use all three oil changes at a single location, which means cars won't need to suck fresh oil from vulnerable pump jacks for at least a year.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
Licensed massage therapist Christine Khalil studied massage and bodywork at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Her goal is to provide medium-pressure circulatory massage, helping recipients to release stress and tension by relieving knots and muscle tension. While performing sports massage, Christine loosens tight tendons, ligaments, and sinews with gentle stretches. Her massages pair well with scrubs, body mud treatments, cupping, and aromatherapy. When she isn't kneading knots in her studio, Christine gives chair massages at events where chairs are probably tired from holding people up.